O's hope for healthy pitching next se...

O's hope for healthy pitching next season

There are 10 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Sep 3, 2008, titled O's hope for healthy pitching next season. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

Chris Ray, Jim Hoey, Troy Patton and Danys Baez all are coming off serious surgeries and haven't pitched in the big leagues since 2007.

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Fred from Cape Cod

Dennis, MA

#1 Sep 3, 2008
I remember watching the infamous 9th inning meltdown when Chris Ray blew a 5-0 lead and lost the game when he was late covering first base and then dropped the throw. Something about wearing an Oriole uniform, I thought. Fast forward to today. First and second and Ellbury drops a sacrifice bunt and Jim Miller picks up the bunt and throws it into left field. Ball game. He hasn't worn an Oriole iunform that long and already he caught the disease. Must be one of those fast incubators. The MLB version of the plague.
tom in frederick

Frederick, MD

#2 Sep 3, 2008
will jake arreta be allowed to compete
for the squad next year?
Fred from Cape Cod

Dennis, MA

#3 Sep 3, 2008
Could someone please tell me why Chad Thall is going to pitch in Arizona this Fall? I thought this league was for top or near top prospects. In case no one has noticed(which is a distinct possibility) this guy doesn't fall into either category. Opposing hitters at Bowie had an average of.286. This is a prospect? Just because the Orioles are in a tailspin,doesn't mean we all have to start being stupid.
Prospect Expert

United States

#4 Sep 3, 2008
tom in frederick wrote:
will jake arreta be allowed to compete
for the squad next year?
Yes, he will.

I think Matusz also deserves a shot at the big leagues. At least one scout feels he's ready to pitch in the bigs right NOW.

Lexington, SC

#5 Sep 3, 2008
When you mention healthy pitching do you mean going out and getting real pitchers? That is what we need and here we go again. Throw all those names out there all you want. I see nothing, kinda like when everyone was hoping that the young arms we had this year would do well. Name one of our starting pitchers that would be a number 1 or 2 starter on any other team. You can't, cause we have none. Some players have done ok but all the hype that you try to give them are they really overachieving? Nope. Is this the plan? The way we look now does it look like we will contend in 2010? Keep thinking it and the O's brass will feed you something new in 2010 and fill your mind with hopes and aspirations with some new grand scheme. Its been long enough. Think all the positive things you want but expect a negative outcome. As an oriole fan I refuse to believe this malarkey. So what in the minds of orioles fans now? Wait till next year? Think Tex is coming here? Even if he is from here, no way. He wants to win before he is 60. It will be interesting to see what they do in the off season. Trade more players for prospects? Our farm system is awesome thats just what we need a bunch of hopefuls and promised stats about 1 good year that they have possibly had. Oh well, sorry for waking you from your dream, now I am back off to reality.
jack in hebron

United States

#6 Sep 3, 2008
Yea, yea , it's the same song and dance ,"wait until next year ".
Prospect Expert

United States

#7 Sep 3, 2008
There's no doubt about it. This organization needs to break the bank on international talent.

Yu Darvish needs to be our #1 offseason priority. This guy makes Matsuzaka look like Hideki Irabu!

I'd offer him an obscene amount of money. Pay him whatever the Blosox promised Dice K and double it!!

Fort Worth, TX

#8 Sep 4, 2008
I'm really glad to hear that Mora received the honor. It was an amazing month for him. I was looking forward to this announcement.

"O's hope for healthy pitching next season" As they say in Las Vegas, Hope came to town in a Mercedes & left town in a Greyhound.

It would be better if they were relying on a solid plan than hope.

Paramus, NJ

#9 Sep 4, 2008
Here is your answer FRED. Sarah makes a good point, maybe you need to GOOGLE HIM.
""Relief pitcher Chad Thall. Thall was 1-0 with a 2.70 and nine saves in Frederick before being called up to Bowie. Next 14 appearances he had seven saves and didn't allow a run in 16 2/3 innings. The Orioles had seen enough. They promoted him to Bowie on July 17."

Southgate, MI

#10 Sep 4, 2008
I'm getting tired of seeing them blame another losing season on injuries. Every team has injuries, but yet every other team in the American League has managed to put together an above .500 finish at some point in the past 11 years. The problem is that they relied on Daniel Cabrera to help anchor the rotation and he has been an abysmal failure. They also have no depth. They also have seriously overestimated the talent in the minor leagues. The Tejada & Bedard trades were a good first step but they have many more to make before this team can ever think about getting right in the faces of the Yankees and Red Sox (as Angelos once proclaimed before one of the many recent sub-.500 finishes)

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